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Price per person

USD $ 950

Trip Duration

14 Days

Region

Annapurna Treks

Country

Nepal

Group Size

2 To 15 Person

Trip Grade

3
Difficult
Difficult Trekking is both moderate and difficult. Altitude you reach is around 4000-5500 meters. Hike about 6 hours per day and requires to be physically fit and acclimatization is required.

Activity

Nepal Trekking
Nepal Trekking

5 / 5 from 3 reviews

Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From

Kathmandu

Best Season

March 1 To May 31/October 1 to December 15

Max Altitude

5416M

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek Overview

Short Annapurna circuit trek is the favorite route of our tourist buckle list of traveling. And the rest are not far behind. We confidently lead the top of the most beautiful in the world to find everything that can offer the Himalayas glaciers, lakes, jungles, grand panorama 8000, godforsaken villages, and valleys in that terrible look, not that go.

But the main thing, of course, is the views of the most beautiful peak in Nepal. The harmony of its shapes and lines is indescribable. And it's good that there are things to see. Further, the annapurna mountain is also a difficult 8000m climbing Himalaya in the world.

Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions staffs take tourists on a short trek around Annapurna by cutting half circles. We will skip the trek to such parts where the roads are not interesting enough for the trekking journey. In some parts, we skip trek by roadways transport and in case of some, we go for the flight option. This activity aids in saving our precious time. After all, every meter of this beautiful route is a real adventure full of beauty and meaning.

You will climb the highest trekking pass on the planet - Throng La pass (5416m), Ice Lake Hiking, meet the sunrise on Manang with the best panorama of the Annapurnas, Gangapurna, Tilicho more. Read the track every aspect in detail. Passing the circle of Annapurna is not just about seeing the Himalayas, but getting to know all their facets, touching their sacred secrets. Everyone should see these mountains.

This trek starts from Besi Sahar after 7 hours drive from Kathmandu and ends in Jomsom and we fly to Pokhara from there. Muktinath the holy temple for Buddhists and Hindus, Highest Himalayan peaks more than 8000m altitudes, the world’s highest pass. Tibetan villages, villages, rivers, and forests make this trip unforgettable and memorable.

Winter is not the best time due to closed passes because of higher level snowing and too many cold passes are closed.

If you wish to conquer full Annapurna Circuit Trek we do offer you this package with the best services. However, if you prefer short and easy access to the Annapurna region Ghorepani Poon Hill 4 Days caters to you the best.

Trip Highlights:

  • Pass the divine Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites like Muktinath and Several Annapurna glaciers.
  • Obtain the dazzlingly beautiful higher elevation of Throng-La-pass 5416 m.
  • Reach the base of Annapurnas- a habitation. of Buddhist and Hindus holy peoples.
  • Pursue the gorgeous trekking trail and reach the biggest lake highest glacier lake in the world - Tilicho.
  • Attestation of the beauty Himalaya and graceful Sunset and Sunrise over Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurnas.
  • Get into the pleasing Annapurna Conservation Area and take delight in the natural scenery.
  • Flight Jomsom to Pokhara - over the Himalayas by ting airstrip flight.
  • Plunge in the glacier freezing water and Natural hot water in the chance of the bank of Marshyangdi River and Tatopani in the bank Kali Gandaki River.
  • Enjoy the extremely pleasing taste of local apple and Yak dishes.

Best time:

The best time to travel to the mountains of Nepal is April-May and October-November. Why? The explanation is very simple, The trick is that Nepal is located very close to the tropics, and in the tropics, the seasons are determined not by the air temperature, but by precipitation (monsoons) - the dry season and the rainy season. And if you go to the mountains, then you understand that prolonged rains in the mountains are a problem.

So, in Nepal, the main monsoon takes place in the summer, from June to August. Therefore, you can potentially go trekking to the trek from September to May. But in winter, in the middle of this "dry" period, it is quite cold, and therefore the "warm edges" of the dry season - spring and autumn - remain the most comfortable for travel.

According to our past experiences of trekkers realized for sure that you had to go in the fall. Yes, someone in pursuit of flowering plants travels in the spring, but still, judging by the photographs, nature is a little grey in spring, withered after winter. In autumn, there is solid greenery, albeit without flowers.

Now, after passing the trekking to Annapurna, we can be sure that you do not regret that you choose exactly in the fall. It was dry, with a lot of sun and greenery. The only thing was that we were at the very peak of the season (late October - early November), and there were a lot of people. From conversations, realized that you can go in the second half of November and even in the first half of December -especially on treks t. There will be half the number of people on the trail, and the air is slightly colder. Do not choose winter for this trekking due to close the pass by heavy snowing.

Short itinerary:

Here is a 12 day suggested itinerary for Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking. It is just a suggested one, you can customize the itinerary as per your need.

Day 01. Arrival day in Kathmandu transfer to Hotel(1350m){20 minutes drive}.

Day 02. Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat{8 hours driving}.

Day 03. Drive from Jagat to Chame{3 to 4 hours driving}.

Day 04. Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang(6 hours trekking).

Day 05. Trek from Pisang to Manang(3540m).

Day 06. Trek from Manang to Yakkharka{3 to 4 hours trekking}.

Day 07. Trek from Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi(4450m).

Day 08. Trek from Throng Phedi to Muktinath(3800m){7 to 9 hours trekking}.

Day 09. Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom{5 to 6 hours trek}.

Day 10. Fly from Jomsom To Pokhara(823m) 20 minutes flight.

Day 11. Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu{7 to 8 hours driving}.

Day 12. Departure your trip.

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek Itinerary

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Day 1:

Arrival day in Kathmandu transfer to Hotel

Walking Hours : 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included : Welcome Dinner

Accomodation : 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude : 1300M/4264FT

One of Mission Himalaya Treks And expeditions representatives will pick up you from the airport arrival gate to your hotel. After the hotel, we introduce you to your guide and check your trekking stuff.

After this, we will invite you for a welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Thamel with a cultural dance show and live music. 

Day 2:

Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat

Walking Hours : 8 Hours Driving

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House / Lodges

Today after early morning breakfast in Kathmandu we will drive to Besishahar by Public Microbus. It takes 5 hours from Kathmandu. On the way, we can see the natural landscape of the Himalayas, rivers, farmlands, and jungles.

If you are lucky you can get the right seat. The view is nicer. after Besi Shahar, we will take the private jeep to Jagat. From Besishahar we can see Lamjung Himal.  The road is not nicer like Kathmandu. After driving this road for 3 hours we will reach Jagat and overnight here.

Day 3:

Drive from Jagat to Chame

Walking Hours : 4 Hours Driving

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House / Lodges

Today after breakfast in Jagat then we will drive the bank of the Marshyangdi River. The river's starting point is Throng-la. After driving for 4 hours we will reach Chame. On the way, we can see Annapurna 2 and Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu mountain with Himlung Himal also.

We pass Chamche, Dharapani, Kotre, Bagarchap, Danaque, Timang villages. Before there are no road construction lots of trekkers trekked on this route. the person who has more time can trek in this trek instead to take jeep driving.

We will Lunch in Chame the headquarter of Manang district and in the evening we will go to the Natural hot spring shower on the side of the River.

Day 4:

Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang

Walking Hours : 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude : 3200M

Today is our first day of trekking in Nepal Mountain. After breakfast, we will cross the suspension bridge and will trek towards the Pisang. The trail gradually uphill and flat till Finished.

On the way today we can see beautiful Mountain Manaslu behind Annapurna 2 and Lamjung Himal on the Left side whereas on the right side Pisang peak. After finishing the trek to Pisang in front, we can see Chulu west Climbing peak.

Today probably we will lunch in Dhukurpokhara 1 hour from Pisang. There is a small lake there too. Evening we will hike to upper Pisang to see The Monastery and the beautiful Mountain range in the sunset. Overnight at Lower Pisang

Day 5:

Trek from Pisang to Manang

Walking Hours : 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude : 3540M

After breakfast today we will trek towards the beautiful village Manang. There is two way to go to Manang. one from Upper Pisang to take the view and a long way through the Ngawal and Gyaru. Another trail goes through the Humde airport.

Both ways meet at Mungi before one hour than Manang. If you are well fit in trekking you can choose the upper way. The view is nicer and trails uphill and downhill. If you like more relaxed you can choose down way flat and shorter.

From the upper way, it takes 7 to 9 hours of trekking. from down way, it takes 5 to 6 hours trekking. If you choose the upper way your body more acclimatizes. Today we can see several mountains like Annapurna 2/3/4 and Gangapurna, Pisang peak, Chulu peak, Tilicho peak, and Khangsarkang.

If you reach Manang early you can go to Chonker viewpoint for the best view of the Landscape, Mountain, and lake.

Day 6:

Trek from Manang to Yakkharka

Walking Hours : 4 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude : 3850M

Today our trekking is short because we are at a high altitude. After seeing the sunrise view from Manang we can take breakfast and check in our permits in the ACAP post. After there we will trek uphill for around 1 hour to Tyanki Manang. Then the trekking gradually uphill until Yakkharka.

It takes around 3 to 4 hours to reach Yak Kharka. We will see the same mountain today as yesterday but the views are different and more close. After reach to Yakkharka, we will lunch and hiking around 1 hour in the peak ad back to Hotel because we trek short Annapurna circuit trek.

It's a high altitude we need to acclimatize our body to altitude match. Normal trekkers rest 1 more night in Manang and they exp[lore there. if you have enough time frame Mission Himalaya Treks Suggest you stay one more night in Manang and go to Ice Lake. Overnight at Yak Kharka.

Day 7:

Trek from Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi

Walking Hours : 4 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude : 4450M

Today is another short day of trekking because of the high altitude. We will trek towards leather and then we will trek from Leather to Throng Phedi.

Because of High altitude Mission, Himalaya Treks suggest you walk slowly and take lots of fluid and water to make your body hydrated. After 3 to 4 hours of trekking, we will reach Phedi.

Like yesterday after lunch, we will be hiking for 2 hours till Throng High Camp. Some trekkers sleep in Highcamp. But Mission Himalaya Treks suggest you sleep in a Lower place. Today trekking ba care because on the trail dry landslide is quite dangerous during the trails. Overnight at Throng Phedi.

Day 8:

Trek from Throng Phedi to Muktinath

Walking Hours : 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude : 3800M

Today is the most important day of our trekking in comparison to other days and the most challenging too. We take breakfast at around 3 am in the morning and pack some lunch for the way. We will be going to Pass the highest pass Throng-La today.

After breakfast, we will walk on the Flashlight for 2 hours trekking uphill till Throng high camp. we can see Numerous mountains today like lots of Chinese named mountains and the Chulu region.

Then we will trek gradually uphill to Throng pass. on the way we can find a tea shop. we can enjoy tea there. but in the low season of trekking, it will be close.

After a difficult uphill, we will reach Throng pass(5416m) around 9 am in the morning. we will take another cup of tea there and take numerous photos there for your memory future.

Then we will trek downhill till Cherabu. We can see Dhampus, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri during trekking. After 1 hour slightly flat and downhill, we will reach Muktinath temple. The holy temple and mix temple for Buddhist and Hindu temple. Then we will go to Ranipauwa for overnight sleeping.

Day 9:

Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom

Walking Hours : 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House / Lodges

Max. Altitude : 2700M

Today after breakfast we will trek downhill and fall till Jomsom. Today trekking is a more windy place so be sure to wear sunglasses for your eye protection. after 4 to 6 hours of trekking, we will reach Jomsom.

Many of the trails today are on the Bank of another river called Kali Gandaki. Today is the final day of trekking so in the evening you can invite your porter and guide to farewell on the occasion of the success of your trekking. Overnight at Jomsom on the loop of Nilgiri Mountain.

Day 10:

Fly from Jomsom To Pokhara

Walking Hours : 20 Minutes Flight

Meals Included : Breakfast

Accomodation : 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude : 823M

Today morning we will take an early flight to Pokhara. After breakfast, we will go to the airport and check in. The flight can be undertaken over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

From the flight, we can see Annapurna 1(8091m) the highest mountain in the Annapurna region, Dhaulagiri(8167m), and Manaslu(8163m) with Lamjung Himal Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, and the fishtail.

Fly over the mountain and world's deepest gorge Kali Gandaki is so enchanting beauty. After landing at Pokhara in 20 minutes we can leisure at Pokhara. afternoon you can go sightseeing or massage. overnight in the city.

Day 11:

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Walking Hours : 7 To 8 Hours Driving

Meals Included : Breakfast

Accomodation : 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude : 1300M/4264FT

Today after sunrise view in Pokhara we will take breakfast and drive to the tourist bus park. Then we can drive 7 hours long journey to Kathmandu.

During this journey, if you are lucky you are able to seat at the left side of the bus and can see the rivers, Rafting, Jungles, Cityside houses, Landscapes, Mountains, and lots of natural things. This journey will be 7 hours with 3 stops on the way.

One for a toilet break, second for breakfast, and third for lunch. After Kathmandu tourist bus parks your guide transfers you to the hotel. Evening Mission Himalaya Representative will provide you a certificate on the happiness of trekking succession with us and he shares your experience with us. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 12:

Departure your trip

Walking Hours : 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included : Breakfast

Accomodation : None

Max. Altitude : 1310M

Today after breakfast freely at Kathmandu hotel you have leisure and final shopping time for your family friends and relatives.

Later Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions representative will drop you to the airport before 3 hours than your flight to your sweet home. We wish you all the best and a safe flight.

Hope to see you again with your friend and relatives. Good Luck. Ended the trip.

  • All transport from pick up you to transfer airport for your departure. (Bus and private vehicle according to itinerary).
  • Accommodation in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu and at Teahouse/lodges while on the trek.
  • Accommodation in three-star category hotel in Pokhara According to the itinerary
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with a cup of tea or coffee during your trekking period.
  • Deserts (Some fresh fruits) after dinner every day.
  • Nepal government licensed holder English speaking local trekking Guide with his salary food accommodation transportation and insurance.
  • One porter can carry 20 to 25-28 kg only with his salary food accommodation transportation and insurance.
  • Government local taxes and all service charges.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP)and Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS)  permits.
  • Trekking Registration Certificate after complete your trip.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara Flight according to the itinerary with the guide.
  • First Aid kids were carried by the guide.
  • Trek map for Annapurna circuit.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance show.

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek Support

We will provide 3-star standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara whereas during the trek provide the best available teahouses inside toilet rooms. Noted that trekking in Annapurna circuit is remote areas. Rooms are basic and most of the tea houses have squat toilets. 

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek Gear List

  • Rucksack or day backpack for your daily use gears like mobile water bottle, passport money and other important documents, Camera and some snacks.
  • Big Backpack or Duffel Bag for porter carry can put all the necessary trekking gear.
  • Sleeping bag: we will suggest a negative 10-degree sleeping bag and its liner for trekking ac.
  • Hiking boats and Sandle.
  • Waterproof Goretex trekking shoes for daytime trekking and sandals or sports shoes for the teahouse stay will be highly recommended.
  • Cap, Sunglass, Balaclava, Neck Gaiters will suggested for hearing wear.
  • Warm gloves and waterproof gloves for hands.
  • Cotton socks and woollen socks for lower elevation and higher elevation trek.
  • First Aid kits- at least put some water cleaning medicine, Paracetamol, Diamox, and some normal first aid medicine: Note; Our guide has first Aid bags with Oximeter to test your oxygen level and Pulse.
  • Sun cream SPF 50 will suggest protection by sun reflection.
  • Trek Route Map- we provide freely.
  • Headlight for nighttime toilet and early trek on Throng pass day.
  • Water Bottle- Suggested two- one for cold water and another for hot water.
  • Pairs of Trekking poles especially for the downhill trek and uphill trek with snow period too.
  • Trekking clothes like Track pants, Thermal wear, undergarments, full sleeve T-shirt, fleece T-shirt, Fleece jacket, down jacket and windbreaker, Fast drying T-shirt and Trousers.
  • Poncho or raincoat, Power Bank, and pairs of Battery for the camera.
  • Annapurna Circuit trekking permits, Cash Money due to no bank or ATM in trekking trails, Toothbrush and paste, 3 in 1 shampoo, conditioner, and soap.
  • A light towel for shower, and a handkerchief for day sweating time.
  • Toilet paper and wet tissue, hand sanitiser, Mask for dirt road and for a city walk.
  • Best quality lip care.
  • Some reading materials/playing cards for free time.

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek FAQ'S

Q. Will microspikes essential for Short AC Treks?

Q. Is internet and Charging facilities available in Short Annapurna Circuit Treks?

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek Reviews
Conchita Fernandez
Conchita Fernandez
Valencia, SpainFlexible trekking company and AMS information

We did a 10-day trek to the Annapurna circuit and in April. The experience with MHT was superb excellent. My Husband discussed with Birendra to extend the 10-day itinerary to 12 days, and they customized the trip with fulfilling our all requirements. Rajkumar our guide, is excellent as everything is taken care of breakfast, trekking to dinner. He checked our oxygen level too. And gives a lot of information about Acute Mountain Sickness. AMS!! Special thanks to our porters Sundar Baram. Highly recommend Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions for tours/trekking/Peak Climbing in Nepal.

Pili Marcero
Pili Marcero
SpainNice reception and good Teahouses

7 Days vacation in Nepal, arranged by Mission Himalaya Trek for our Friends with the age of 40 and 50 years. 

We took the Annapurna Circuit short trek 10 days till Pokhara. I would like to highly recommend Mission Himalaya both for their way of arranging our holiday trekking. Fast responses and easy to communicate with Birendra from WhatsApp and Facebook before the trip. Nice reception and good Teahouses to stay during the trip and an amazing guide Raju Gurung who took care of our friends in a fantastic way. He understands how to happy the guest and makes wonderful trekking experience to them. Great job Raju

Carols Zamora Garcia
Carols Zamora Garcia
Spain BarcelonaLifetime Fantastic Trek

It was a trek of a life time fantastic. Lal Bahadur the guide was excellent, cool and helpful. The trek was not very easy but the support team and care of Lal were all handled very well. Thanks a lot for supporting us Mission Himalaya Treks and Their team.

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